Josh McConchie comes from a family of theatre arts professionals, in both arts management and performance – one might say his career began very early in a bouncy chair at a dance rehearsal studio in Manhattan. He started apprenticing for the Westport Country Playhouse in the summer of 2008 and took a break in January, 2009 to travel to the Middle East and volunteer for the Israeli Defense Force for three months. Josh returned to NYC where he had a job lined up at the Laura Pels Theatre, one of the Roundabout Off-Broadway houses. Up until his recent employment at NYU Tisch, Josh has had the opportunity to not only work at the Roundabout theatres but nearly all of the Off-Broadway theatres: Little Shubert, Minetta Lane and New Victory Theatres, to name a few.
Here at NYU, Josh supervises all aspects of the installation process of temporary theatrical lighting for the Undergraduate Drama performances and other productions. He coordinates inventories and maintenance of department lighting and projection equipment, along with instructing students on proper and safe installations of theatre lighting systems.